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Posted 3 years ago

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my very first post. recently found this while cleaning out my sister's apartment. always remembered it being in my parent's house. not sure exactly what it is.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi from Sydney Australia!
    I think your bowl and frog are from a pattern series called Glendale and made by Weller in the 1920's. The frog looks to be in good condition. The bowl seems to have been knocked and damaged. Collectors might like to get their hands on a frog, because it is more likely to be missing.
    Consult The Collector's Encyclopedia of Weller Pottery by Sharon & Bob Huxford page 202.
    There is a similar piece on the net at: http://cashstashortrash.blogspot.com/2011/02/weller-glendale-bowli-found-it-in-trash.html.
  2. jjmj1234 jjmj1234, 3 years ago
    thanks for your help. i never knew what they called the insert piece. frog.....i wonder how that came about.
  3. jjmj1234 jjmj1234, 3 years ago
    do you know if it was used for fresh flowers?
  4. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 3 years ago
    Yes, fresh or silk. They are quite collectible in there own right.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=flower+frogs&hl=en&rlz=1T4ADRA_enUS412US412&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=bfIJTuGUCqPY0QHhlZmMAQ&ved=0CHAQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=625
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Theories abound about the origin of the term "flower frog" : http://www.bullworks.net/ffg/articles/collff.html
    I'm surprised the term came in so late. I'd like to know what the earlier ones were called before "flower frog" took over.
    It's almost like the Cane Toad invasion of Australia. They were imported from Hawaii in the 1930’s. The idea was to control a beetle that infected sugar cane plantations. An original 102 toads has increased to plague proportions. They had been taken from Puerto Rico to Hawaii for help on their cane plantations earlier in the 1900’s. But that's another story!
  6. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 3 years ago
    I thought I recognized the "birds nest". Here is an earlier post...



    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/5370-weller-glendale-console-bowl?in=454

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